University of Illinois EMG Laboratory

The University of Illinois Medical Center’s EMG Laboratory, based in the Outpatient Care Center (Room 4E), offers the following services on an inpatient and outpatient basis: Nerve Conduction Studies, Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG/NCS), Single Fiber EMG, Repetitive Nerve Stimulation Studies, and Skin Biopsies for Small Fiber Neuropathy, and lab reports are processed typically within 48-72 hours. We use state of the art EMG equipment and comply with all safety and JCAHO standards. We have friendly staff and strive to maximize patient comfort. As a teaching institution, we have ongoing research projects into ways to better measure outcomes with EMG procedures and devise sensitive diagnostic techniques.

Conditions commonly evaluated include: Radiculopathy, Nerve Entrapment (i.e. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Neuropathy, Radial Neuropathy, Peroneal Neuropathy), Polyneuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy, Small Fiber Neuropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Muscle Disease, Plexopathy, Myasthenia Gravis and other diseases of the neuromuscular junction, as well as Motor Neuron Disease.

For EMG Laboratory appointments, please call: (312)-996-4780

Meet Our Team:

Charles Abrams

Charles Abrams, MD, PhD,
Department of Neurology

Dr Diana Mnatsakanova, M.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation

Dr. Pritikanta Paul, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation

Dr. Ankur Verma, DO

Dr. Ankur Verma, DO
Assistant Professor and Sports Fellowship Director
Sports Medicine Faculty

Amir El Shami, MD,
Department of Orthopedics

Terry Nicola

Terry Nicola, MD,
Department of Orthopedics


  • Jessie Alverio, EMG Technician

  • Erica Chapman, EMG Technician